Chicago

Segregation Is Alive And Well In The Cities
Reverend Al Sharpton looks at inequality and segregation in public schools. Read more...
Gun Control: Time To Stand Our Ground
The Supreme Court decides in US v Heller how far the Second Amendment goes in protecting our right to bear arms, meanwhile on the street, debate gets pushed into the quagmire of public policy on mental health and patient privacy rights. Read more...
Bill O'Reilly Fear-mongers Stop-And-Frisk To Chicago Murdered Girl's Father
Bill O'Reilly Fearmongers Stop-And-Frisk To Chicago Murdered Girl's Father Read more...
Hundreds Protest ALEC's Conservative Agenda In Chicago
Activists rally against forty years of 'legislative-corporate collusion' as new report documents assault on democracy and progress Read more...
A national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors has spread across seven cities. Hundreds of workers walked off the job Thursday in Milwaukee, and before that in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Flint and New York City. Read more...

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Aug 7-9: Three Days Of Action To Shut Down ALEC In Chicago
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be meeting in Chicago on August 7-9 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. ALEC connects corporate lobbyists with legislators behind closed doors to write "model legislation". This Legislation is then put on the floor of state legislatures across the country, without indication that it is an ALEC model bill. Put simply, corporations are writing state laws. That type of concerted effort in favor of profit between business interests and the state is NOT acceptable. ALEC's model bills include Right to Work (for less) laws, "Ag-gag" bills which brand environmental and animal rights activists "terrorists", Arizona's racial profiling law (SB1070), Wisconsin legislature's attack on public-sector collective bargaining, and so many others. Read more...
From a safe distance, the media reports on Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings. Read more...
Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday said he was outraged that the media portrayed Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton as civil rights leaders because both men were simply "hustlers and pimps." Read more...
On Thursday, July 4th, Chicagoans opposed to Mayor Emanuel’s extreme budget cuts to public services, and policies of corporate welfare, peacefully converge at the Mayor’s house to speak out against these austerity measures. Read more...
This 4th of July, Chicagoans opposed to Mayor Emanuel’s extreme budget cuts to public services, and policies of corporate welfare, will peacefully converge at the Mayor’s house to speak out against these austerity measures and celebrate citywide resistance to his mayorship. Read more...